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Acura CL, Coupe
#163 of 1965 Just be careful...
Feb 02, 2001 (5:19 pm)
I had a 2001 CL-S try me in my 2000 Mustang GT last night. Although both cars have 260hp, the American musclecars have more torque and better gearing. I pulled away from him steadily the whole time, although it wasn't exactly a huge trouncing. These new Acuras are the first to actually provide some truly impressive high end power. I might look into one next year. The tangerine paint was a bit loud, tho...
Feb 05, 2001 (7:25 am)
I'm curious what people are getting for mileage on a Type-S. I drive about half highway, half city and I think I'm getting just over 20 MPG. Shouldn't I be closer to 25?
#165 of 1965 performance and mileage
Feb 05, 2001 (12:30 pm)
I wouldn't want to drag race a stang or camaro anyway. I chose the Acura because I like combination of performance and luxury. Anyway, the color is not tangerine... it's called pimp daddy gold Mine is red though.
I think that most people would be getting around 23-24 of mixed driving (depending how hard you drive it) Too much stop and no go really hurt your mileage
Feb 05, 2001 (1:08 pm)
I have a S-type am getting a solid 31 MPG at 70+ on hiway. Coramdeo, you may want to get yours checked out. I haven't talked to any owner getting that low of gas milage.
BSAN - check the owners manuel. You can store preferred trips. You can also modify in flight. After warning of 3 - you took the wrong turns - it will recalulate a new way to destination on it's own. Also, on mine, the night option cuts the glare now fairly well. I prefer a HUD like my old GP had. I sure miss the blacked out cockpit at night.
Take care and good driving.
Feb 05, 2001 (3:25 pm)
Would the fact that I have less than 500 miles on the car be a factor?
#168 of 1965 fuel economy
Feb 05, 2001 (4:57 pm)
Nope... I kept track of my mileage since day one... with the help of a spreadsheet.
Anyway, it could be that you live in colder climate (near freezing perhaps) where the drop in fuel economy is significant. So you might want to keep track of the time of year ,along with the type of driving that you do, if you really want to know for sure how well your car holds up with the average. Of course, checking your tires might help. People have mentioned about leaving the auto climate control on for better fuel economy.. any truth to that I have not test it out.
#169 of 1965 Fuel mileage
Feb 06, 2001 (11:13 pm)
I drive a Type S and it delivers 25-27 mpg in a mixture of 20% city, 25% 2-lane mountain roads and 55% freeway driving. I have yet to take any extended trips, so high-speed mileage is unknown. However, the 31 mpg one poster reported at 70+ mph seems realistic.
#170 of 1965 CLS/radio problems
Feb 07, 2001 (5:32 am)
Was wondering if anyone else has been having this problem . . .
I notice that when I am listening to the radio on the FM that from time to time all stations that I have pre-programmed begin to fade out all of a sudden. Then after a few seconds they will come in again clear, and then fade out again. I'm well within the transmission range of all these stations when I am driving, so it's can't be a distance problem. Wanted to know what this might be before taking it back to the dealership.
BTW, to CanadianCL---I can understand it when you talk about the poor workmanship in the CL. I should have taken a closer look, but after buying mine, I noticed several instances of things not properly fitting together as well as they had on my Honda. And I do wish there were something that could be done about those sloppy seatbelts
and how they retract
Thanks for the advice!
#171 of 1965 meacoupa1
Feb 07, 2001 (1:50 pm)
As I understand from the manual, your radio reception will be affected by where you are driving. So if you drive downtown, where there are many tall buildings then you might have that problem. As far as the seatbelts, I found that I could nicely retract them if I give them a good tug after unbuckle.... been working nicely for me since, but you might do it with the door open since it tends to block the belt a little... can be annoying for some people.
#172 of 1965 Looking for CL no/nav in georgia / alabama / sc
Feb 07, 2001 (5:26 pm)
interested in purchasing a new or 2001 demo cl (not "s" type) for the wife. live in metro atlanta area, but willing to travel a few hundred miles for a "deal."
anyone had any recent experience or found a good, bargain deal?
thanks for any feedback